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Teachers miss days; poor kids miss out Tribune
A Tribune analysis of six years of teacher absences shows that chronic absenteeism is clustered in certain schools and among a minority of teachers. The victims tend to be the district's most vulnerable students--children in failing schools who desperately need the stability of a regular, dedicated educator.

Attendance a matter of pride at 1 school Tribune
Harold Washington Elementary shares the same challenges as neighboring South Side schools. Nearly every pupil lives in poverty and more than a third come and go in a given school year. Students here cope with the fallout of gangs, drugs and crime in their families and neighborhoods.

High school fair puts programs on parade Tribune
Arthur Gillespie wove through throngs of parents and teachers at McCormick Place on Saturday, searching for the perfect high school.

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